Smoky Mountain Publishers offers DVDs and BOOKS written and produced|
by Dr. Gail Palmer based on her research into cultural studies of people of the Great Smoky Mountains. Please CALL or E-MAIL Smoky Mountain Publishers about author availability for speaking engagements. A list of 2013 book signings and presentations is posted below and on the events page.
Go to the Events page to review previous presentation topics.
Dr. Palmer was presented a Community History Award from the East Tennessee Historical Society in May of 2013. It stated, "Dr. Gail Palmer has produced a large body of work on the Great Smoky Mountains. Her most recent book, Smoky Mountain Tales, Volume 1: Feuds, Murder & Mayhem, shares a native's look at the mountain people, a captivating and entertaining model for communicating local history through storytelling." Betty B. Best, journal editor, Blount County Genealogical & Historical Society, nominated Palmer for the ETHS award.
Dr. Palmer holds a Ph.D. in Cultural Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where she served as director of the Advising Center for the College of Communications. Her research interests have resulted in Cemeteries of the Smokies, now scheduled to be published by GSMA in 2014. Dr. Palmer's deep interest in this area arises from her family's history in Cades Cove. Her grandfather, John Marion Sparks, and grandmother, Elizabeth Shular Sparks, lived in the Cove as did her great, great grandparents, Nathan and Jane Potter Sparks, for whom Sparks Lane in Cades Cove is named.
2014 Upoming Book Signings and Talks by Dr. Gail Palmer
At each of the following events, all of Dr. Palmer's works will be available.
Sacred Places of the Smokies AND When Mama Was the Doctor
GSMNP...In the Beginning: Fact, Legend & Eminent Domain AND
Volumes 1 and 2 of Smoky Mountain Tales: Feuds, Murder & Mayhem
Smoky Mountain Tales: Volumes 1 & 2 of Feuds, Murder & Mayhem
Saturday, August 9, 1-3 p.m.
Southland Bookstore, Maryville, TN
Booksigning at Nawger Nob's Annual Autumn Leaves Arts & Crafts Festival in Townsend, TN
Saturday (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Sunday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), September 27-28
Nawger Nob is home to Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers located on Hwy 321 on the left moving toward Smoky Mountains National Park entrance.
(Same weekend as the Townsend Fall Festival at the Townsend Visitors Center)
"Feuds, Murder & Mayhem," a talk by Dr. Palmer
Thursday, October 2
1 p.m. at Anna Porter Library in Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg Garden Club
Smoky Mountain Tales:
Feuds, Murder, & Mayhem, Volume 2
Smoky Mountain Tales:
Feuds, Murder, & Mayhem, Volume 1
Keep checking this SMP website for Dr. Palmer's book Cemeteries of the Smokies to be published in coming months by Great Smoky Mountains Association.
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